Narcissistic interpretation of kafka s seminal text. Wu hsingkuo in contemporary legend theatres production of metamorphosis. In recent years, the edinburgh international festival has lost its taste for traditional plays. Wu hsingkuo in contemporary legend theatres production of. Publications dr kuohsing kuo 1 syyong h, cheung c, solomon d, seow cy, kuo kh. The adaptation was created in 2005 by experimental actor, director and playwright wu hsing kuo based in taiwan. In the edinburgh international festival of 2011, he morphed himself.
The lost writings of wu hsin may 15, 20 by aalif one of the most beautiful and unknown gems in eastern nonduality, whom i recently discovered thanks to my mentor gd, is wu hsin. Our marketplace offers a huge selection of movies from sellers worldwide. In spite of it i really enjoyed the liminality in wu hsing kuo s metamorphosis by by phoenix tsailuan chang taiwan. Kuohsiung wu national taiwan university of science and. Mingching kuo industrial technology research institute.
He is an actor, known for you seng 1993, green snake 1993 and song jia huang chao 1997. Wu hsingkuo, 97864803441, please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from wikipedia or other free. Becketts waiting for godot, and, in 20, franz kafkas metamorphosis. Aug, 20 taiwanese actor, director and theatre legend wu hsing kuo performs the world premiere of his metamorphosis at the edinburgh international festival. Kings theatre four stars my tiny body carries the weight of the world, says gregor samsa in wu hsing kuo s free adaptation of franz kafkas seminal novella for wu s taiwanbased contemporary legend theatre. Wu hsing kuo played oberontheseus and the female lead wei haimin, titaniahippolyta. Originally named kuo chiu, wu was born in 1953 in kaosiung, a city located in southwestern taiwan. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. Instead, its commissioning team has favoured experimental interpretations, often deconstructing the original text and forgetting to put it back. Its purpose was to astound and amaze, with spectacles and shakespeare, so as to attract audiences back to the decaying beijing opera theater. Project muse a midsummer nights dream by wu hsingkuo. Actor wu hsingkuo tackles kafkas text in technologyheavy production. The tao of wu was somewhat scattered for the first 60% of the book. Later, with the support of the impact integrated and mentored pulmonary and cardiovascular training.
Wu hsing kuo s remarkable oneman king lear, which the lincoln center festival presented on thursday, expanded codified chinese opera. We saw this adaptation of kafkas metamorphosis, by writer and director david farr and icelandic actor and director gisli orn gar. The first 15 minutes of wu hsingkuos oneman danceopera of kafkas metamorphosis are stunning. The first 15 minutes of wu hsing kuo s oneman danceopera of kafkas metamorphosis are stunning. Mixing peking opera, mime and expressive movement and combining it with spectacular digital imagery. Wu hsing kuo s oneman king lear was one of the most talkedabout shows of 2011s lineup, and his auteurdriven spin on metamorphosis felt poised to replicate that success. Bibliography of chinese autobiography indiana university. Join facebook to connect with kuo shi wu shuang and others you may know.
Mainly because franz kafka is my favourite writer and his work is full of ideas, which we can apply for every era. Circumscribing the place of taoists in chinese society is not straightforward for any period. Metamorphosis contemporary legend theatre on kafka august 09, 20 as role models for budding young existentialists go, there are few more recognisable than gregor samsa, the downtrodden salesman who morphs into a giant bug in franz kafkas 1915 novella. Wu hsingkuo in contemporary legend theatres production of franz kafkas. Wu was trained in classical peking opera since the. Actor wu hsingkuo tackles kafkas text in technologyheavy production wu hsingkuo knows all about transformation. Taoism the journal of asian studies cambridge core. Hsing yi chuan is commonly refered to as form and mind or form and will. Runaways, rodents and giant bugs 20 is a book for children in which matthue roth retells metamorphosis, with drawings by rohan daniel eason. Adaptive response of pulmonary arterial smooth muscle to length change.
Adapting shakespeares a midsummer nights dream, wu hsing kuo, as artistic director of the company and its lead actor, used a script adaptation written by the wellknown chinese novelist chang tachuen, with some of the original english speeches. Ultimately, the soul of beijing opera offers an important contribution to our understanding of the role of. Wu hsingkuo returns with a mesmerising deconstruction of franz kafkas. This is something wu hsing kuo, the maverick driving force behind the taiwanbased contemporary legend theatre since the companys inception in 1986, recognises in his new multimedia solo stage version which he brings to edinburgh international festival this month. Wu hsing kuo, the art director from contemporary legend theater, wrote and directed the show based on what he felt after he finished reading the book. Performing comic failure in waiting for godot with jingju actors. Saa abstracts compiled shakespeare association of america. In spite of it i really enjoyed the liminality in wu hsingkuos metamorphosis by by phoenix tsailuan chang taiwan.
This adaptation of kafkas metamorphosis, however, was utterly swamped by wu hsingkuos. Our staff is a collaborative community of experts in the field of performing arts, social science, culture and. The book looks at the evolution of beijing operas singing and performance styles, makeup and costume, audience demands, as well as stage and street presentation modes amid tumultuous social and political changes. Metamorphosis narcissistic interpretation of kafkas seminal text. Delivered in rzas unmistakable style, at once surprising, profound, and provocative, the tao of wu is a spiritual memoir the world has never seen before, and will never see again. Wu hsingkuos very personal spin on kafkas iconic tale forgets to let the audience into his private dream. Aug 12, 20 kings theatre four stars my tiny body carries the weight of the world, says gregor samsa in wu hsingkuos free adaptation of franz kafkas seminal novella for wus taiwanbased contemporary legend theatre.
Aug, 20 the contemporary legend theatre have reimagined kafkas metamorphosis as. Joey wong wang zu xian, maggie cheung cheung manyuk, vincent zhao wenzhuo chiu man cheuk, wu hsing guo wu kuo chiu, wu hsin kuo, ma cheng miu, tin fung, chan dung mooi. Courtesy of wu hsing kuo in a desolate wasteland, sits a small mound overhung with boughs. Wu hsingkuo, the artistic and executive director and prospero impersonator, claims that this is a play of and for taiwan, and a play about forgiving and reconciliation. Shop movies starring wu hsing kuo on dvd, vhs, and rare video formats at alibris. There are some powerful vocal performances from his nearly 30member cast, but too often the acting is hammy and melodramatic mostly the fault of the wobbly book. Find highquality franz kafka stock photos and editorial news pictures from. Hsing kuo wu was born on april 12, 1953 in kaohsiung, taiwan as kuo chiu wu. Wu ching kuo latest breaking news, pictures, videos, and special reports from the economic times. Essay on transience as personal narrative in wu s lear is here, by alexa huang.
Taipei, initiated by the innovative beijing opera actor, wu hsing kuo, who, like ma yongan, specializes in male martial roles, took on a commercial and practical concern from its inception. Wu hsing kuo in contemporary legend theatres production of metamorphosis at the 20 edinburgh international festival. He chose to work upon the larval stages of amphibians, in which microsurgery could be performed with fewer complications than in higher vertebrates. Kuangming wu is the author of the butterfly as companion 4. Actor wu hsing kuo tackles kafkas text in technologyheavy production. His return last night, with a oneman show based upon. Aside from dancing, berkeley rep square is far from paradise. Apr 09, 2018 wu hsingkuo in contemporary legend theatres production. Iugte explores the bridge between world theatre traditions and contemporary performing arts, develop international programmes, promote multicultural dialogue and support the freedom of creative expression and tolerance through the acquaintance with the diversity of world traditions. As this landmark tale is unleashed on the eif, taiwanese actor wu hsing kuo talks to mark fisher about movement, multimedia and mothers. Wu said that he read at least six chinese versions of the play to fully understand what it is about. Following his acclaimed oneman production of shakespeares king lear during festival 2011, contemporary legend theatres wu hsingkuo returns with a mesmerising deconstruction of franz kafkas seminal novella.
Featured software all software latest this just in old school emulation msdos games historical software classic pc games software library. Read alexa huangs study of lear is here in her book chinese shakespeares, by haylie swenson. King lear during festival 2011, contemporary legend theatres wu hsingkuo returns with a mesmerising deconstruction of franz kafkas seminal novella. A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. Having two years ago brought his oneman king lear to the scottish capital, writeractordirector wu hsingkuo and his taiwanbased contemporary legend. In his early work, he demonstrated that the thyroid gland is essential for the metamorphosis of a tadpole into a frog or a toad.
In spite of it i really enjoyed the liminality in wu hsingkuos metamorphosis. Actor wu hsingkuo will stage his lavish one man adaptation of kafkas the metamorphosis. After the performance, he praised the production to wu hsingkuo, artistic director of. It further notes that the kingdom of desire, an adaptation of macbeth that was to meet with. Wu hsing kuo contemporary legend theatre kings theatre 10 to 12 august 20. The spiritual aspect of the book is lovely to read about, as its obviously the mainline of rzas being. This event was part of a previous international festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring. Humanites ijhss dream and life in metamorphosis by. Metamorphosis narcissistic interpretation of kafkas. Wu ching kuo was a basketball player in his youth and later worked as an architect. Taiwan contemporary legend theatre stage metamorphosis at. Aibas wu chingkuo suspended after financial mismanagement. The stage is set for a chinese version of waiting for godot, presented by the contemporary legend theater from taiwan at the tianqiao performing arts center in beijing on may 15 waiting for godot is a twoact absurdist play by irish playwright samuel beckett that premiered in 1953.
Login to enjoy the indias leading online book store sapnaonline discount sales on your favourite author hsing kuo wu books, with free delivery. Pointers to nonduality in five volumes hsin, wu, melvyn, roy on. Actor wu hsingkuo tackles kafkas text in technologyheavy production franz kafkas the metamorphosis is creeping towards its centenary. Wu s latest adaptation of a western classic into the style and techniques of traditional peking opera credits him as sole actor and director, promising a unique. The tempest, waiting for godot and kafkas metamorphosis last year was. Metamorphosis contemporary legend theatre on kafka. A nonfiction siddhartha for the hiphop generation from the author of the wu tang manual, it will enlighten, entertain, and inspire. Like his one man version of king lear in 2011, taiwanese performer wu hsingkuo s metamorphosis contains elements of franz kafka s story, but presents them in a fractured and idiosyncratic form. Explore ching kuo wu profile at times of india for photos, videos and latest news of ching kuo wu. Wu hsingkuos very personal spin on kafkas iconic tale forgets to let the audience into his private dream, writes lyn gardner. Wei is a pillar of this taipei company, along with its artistic director, wu hsing kuo, who conceived the production.
He served as a member of the evaluation commission for the 2016 summer olympics. The list edinburgh festival guide 20 pt1 by the list ltd. The tantalising mixture of traditional peking style opera, beautiful set design and multimedia projections by ethan wang sounds like a play befitting the international festivals art and technology theme, a. Franz kafkas the metamorphosis is creeping towards its centenary. Hsingkuo wu celebrity profile check out the latest hsingkuo wu photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes. The guide to the edinburgh festival including the art, book, fringe, international, jazz, politics festivals, the tattoo and a city guide to edinburgh in summer 20. Kuohsing kuo university of northern british columbia. Books by hsing kuo wu, hsing kuo wu books online india. Hsing yi chuan is one of the three orthodox internal styles of chinese martial art the other two being tai chi chuan and pa kua chang. Following his acclaimed oneman production of shakespeares king lear during festival 2011, contemporary legend theatre s wu hsingkuo returns with a mesmerising deconstruction of franz kafkas seminal novella. The most interesting passages, imo, are the ones in which he discusses his life and the life of wutang clan.607 475 1180 1344 167 1181 248 54 1502 477 1207 394 1170 1337 1417 294 1025 1180 1112 1574 346 261 198 544 433 470 739 773 499 823 1537 1160 379 1008 1289 211 401 375 582 23 541